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Annual Report 2013

The Howe Library Corporation

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Howe library Corporation

2012-2013 Trustees

Mary Allen, Vice Chair

Ginia Allison

Jan Assmus

Mark Beliveau

Tom Blinkhorn

Nancy Carter

Jayne Costello

Arthur Gardiner

Bill Ghezzi, Secretary

Steve Lubrano, Chair

Ann Malenka

Jay Pierson, Treasurer

Laura Rice

Colleen Rozzi


Former Trustees of the Howe Library Corporation Frances Baschnagel Marilyn Black Cheryl Boghosian Marjorie Boley Ann Bradley Dale Bryant Kevin Carey Ann Cioffi Jacqueline Clement Kate Connolly Thomas Corindia Marilyn Crichlow Ann Crow

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Linda Dacey William Dietrich Lawrence Draper Charlotte Faulkner Posey Fowler Phil Friedman William Geraghty David Goudy Bill Hamilton Elaine Harp Alice Hayes Mary Ann Hayward Jay Heinrichs

Edward Kerrigan Toni LaMonica Allegra Lubrano Mado Macdonald John Manchester Kathryn Manchester Ralph Manuel Stephen Marion Matt Marshall Philip McCaull Jane Kitchel McLaughlin Jean Meck

Peter Morrison Jack Nelson Sharon Nordgren Frederick Nothnagel Paul Olsen Patricia Radway Athos Rassias John Schiffman Ron Sliwinski Dev Sodhi Martha Solow Betsy Storrs Elizabeth Tobiasson

Rebecca Torrey Chris Vermilya Brian Walsh Clyde Watson Priscilla Weismann Jean Whitall Annette Williams Leslie Williamson Richard Winters Ruth Young

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Note from the Chair

Library Still a Cornerstone of the Community I recently read an article describing the challenges facing small rural libraries. One of the most frequently cited problems surprised me: the perception that libraries are obsolete and unnecessary. I wondered, is Howe Library in any manner obsolete and unnecessary? I don’t think so! If anything, Howe is rising in service to the community with increases in visits, membership, and fundraising. I recognize that our ability to help the town keep the doors open depends on the efforts and support of hundreds of people—from the dedicated staff to The Corporation members and donors; from the young child who is visiting the children’s room for the very first time to the frequent patrons for whom Howe is a critical part of their daily experience. As Trustees of The Howe Library Corporation we work hard to ensure that the funds we steward are spent in a way that directly supports the interests and needs of our patrons. We take great pride in knowing that the effort is making a difference. All of us on the Board of Trustees thank you for making Howe Library truly one of the best libraries in the country, a library that is both necessary and vital. Sincerely,

Steven Lubrano, Chair, The Howe Library Corporation Trustees

Treasurer’s Annual Report

State of the Howe Nation The year ending June 30, 2013 was a strong year for The Howe Library Corporation. It enabled The Corporation to carry out its mission to further the success of the library’s operation. Revenue sources all contributed at levels above the previous year. Fundraising activities have continued to build on prior year successes. Loyal patrons have remembered The Corporation in their planned giving bequests and special annual donations. The stock market increased steadily throughout the year, making up for prior year losses in the investment portfolios. Expenses are wellcontrolled, keeping within budget. The Corporation has had a strong financial base and 2013 helped to improve upon it. FUNDING SOURCES Howe Library is funded from two sources: The Town of Hanover from tax revenues and The Howe Library

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Corporation from the annual fund, fundraising projects, and investment income. The Town of Hanover funds the day-to-day operations which include salaries, utilities, routine building maintenance, and a modest expansion of the collections. The Howe Library Corporation funds collection enhancements, adult and youth programs, and services beyond those funded by the town, and services the outstanding debt on the building expansion. The town appropriated $904,163 (75.6%) and The Corporation contributed $291,855 exclusive of depreciation on capital assets and investment management fees (24.4%). REVENUES The Annual Fund was very successful, raising more than $114,000 against a goal of $100,000. This fundraising initiative has seen a growth of 10% over the last 4 years. 2013 howe Library Corporation Annual Report | 3

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The Howel Classic: A Mini-Golf Extravaganza, the primary fundraising event, grossed $35,000 in fiscal 2013, more than double the gross in fiscal 2010. This event has become very popular for The Corporation—a do-not-miss event.

ment policy, revising it as necessary; reviews the portfolio’s performance; and develops strategies for the future. CURRENT OPERATING EXPENSES The Corporation makes a contribution to the library’s collection and to programs and services for adults, teens, and children. In fiscal 2013 the total for these purposes was $67,465 compared to $62,300 in the preceding year. This contribution pays for collection items not covered in the Town’s funding.

Gifts from a few sources, both restricted and unrestricted, were received to help fund museum passes, advertising, and program services as well as using the income from the Leonard Morrissey, Jr. fund to pay the expenses to keep the library open on Sundays THE CORPORATION’S OPERATING EXPENSES during the summer. These gifts $67,465 $27,348 have been very important to library operations. Bequests have been one source of such gifts. $25,820 Endowment Income represents the results of a spending policy created in 2001 and periodically $117,624 modified as appropriate. The spending policy is based on the Technical Services total return of the endowment over time and the amount is Other Expenses computed using a rather elaborate Furniture & Equipment formula. With the movement Maintenance Payment to Town in the market over recent years the amount of spending allowed under the formula for fiscal 2013 was $143,178. The actual investment income (exclusive of portfolio appreciation) for fiscal 2013 was $66,796 which was net of investment fees of $13,495. The remaining $76,382 was drawn from prior years’ investment appreciation. INVESTMENTS Our investments are in three separate funds placed with Ledyard Financial Advisors. Two funds are actively managed and one is a custodial account. The spending formula is based on the primary investment account activity and market value. The first managed fund showed an increase in market value from fiscal 2012 of $281,748 (after deducting withdrawals of $143,178 required by the spending policy and management fees of $13,495), settling at $3,423,471 on June 30, 2013. The second managed fund is the Morrissey Fund, which had a market value of $150,553 on June 30, 2013. The building fund is a custodial account established at the time of the 2005 renovation and expansion project. At the end of the fiscal year the market value of the building fund was approximately $303,800. There is an Investment Policy Statement that governs qualifying investments and sets suitable asset allocation limits for the investment manager to follow. The Corporation has a Finance Committee that meets periodically with Ledyard Bank and reviews the terms of the invest4 | 2013 howe Library Corporation Annual Report

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$22,995 $13,180 $12,444 $4,479 Administration Development Collections & Programs USDA Loan

The Corporation amortizes its 30-year $1.8 million building loan payable monthly at $9,306, totaling $116,172 including interest, principal and letter of credit fees during fiscal 2013. The balance of the outstanding debt at June 30, 2013 was $1,632,978. The Finance Committee has discussed options regarding refinancing, full pay down, partial pay down or continuing to amortize over the loan’s original life. Presently the decision is to continue amortizing—the best use of our financial resources.

As of June 2013 The Corporation paid the town $22,995 towards the increased maintenance costs of the enlarged and renovated building according to an agreement between the town and The Corporation. This is funded through an endowment with an original market value of $500,000 set aside by the trustees for that purpose in 2005. The remaining expenses are in line with prior years and budget. The staff does a wonderful job budgeting for the year and keeping the actual expenses in line with the budget. CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS During fiscal 2013 The Corporation spent $12,786 on capital improvements. The purchases included a peoplecounting system at both entrances to get a more accurate figure on library usage ($1,551), a projection system for the Murray Room ($2,628), an iron gate leading from the main entrance to the lower parking lot ($1,905), and an automatic door opener at the lower level to provide better handicapped access to the nonfiction area ($6,702). These purchases were funded through the Building Fund. The Howe Library Corporation has had a strong financial year which enabled it to pursue its mission. Sincerely, Jay Pierson, Treasurer

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Director’s Report

Reaching Out with Library Services Each year our 400 Corporation members generously contribute time, inspiration, energy, insights, and financial gifts so that our library can offer quality services to Hanover and Upper Valley residents. I am grateful for your continued support and your love of the Howe. It’s an honor working with you and the exceptional Howe staff as we continue our efforts to make our library the very best it can be.

Howe Library

by the numbers

Items Borrowed 250,932 Visitors (estimate) 175,800 Reference Questions 9,957 Library Card Owners 9,832 Program Attendance 8,672 Volunteer Hours 1,504 Library Programs 560 The Howe Library Corporation’s annual contribution to our operations


It is the many staff, trustees, volunteers, donors, and patrons who make the Howe extraordinary and I must extend my deepest appreciation to the five board members who have completed their terms of service: Jan Assmus, Mark Beliveau, Tom Blinkhorn, Arthur Gardiner, and Jay Pierson. These five have contributed many hours attending board meetings, helping with our annual appeal, and preparing for The Howel Classic. Jay Pierson deserves special thanks for his hard work as Treasurer for four years. The Howe has been extremely fortunate to have his help and expertise. Staffing changes include our saying a fond farewell to Christine Eickelman, who retired after 13 years of service so that she can spend more time traveling. We will miss Christine’s warmth, poise, and stimulating book reviews. We also welcomed Celeste Pfeiffer as our newest Circulation Assistant. Celeste is a recent graduate of Warren Wilson College and spent a year studying in Rome. In an effort to increase communications with Corporation members, The Howe Library Corporation Board of Trustees instituted a new event— Breakfast with the Board. The first breakfast was held on May 15th and it was a treat to take time out of our busy schedules to chat over coffee and Umpleby’s pastries. We had such a nice time that we decided to host this event twice a year. Our next Breakfast is Thursday, October 24. Outreach work continues. Some of these efforts include our Youth Services staff increasing the number of programs at the Parks & Recreation’s summer camps, after-school programs, and visits to area schools. Our Adults Services staff has offered downloadable e-book sessions at Kendal at Hanover and presented Rapid Reviews: 30 Books in 30 Minutes at Hanover Rotary Club, Women’s Leadership Council, Kendal at Hanover, and the Hanover Senior Center. With gratitude, Mary H. White, Director

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Notable Achievements

Howe Programs Focus on Four Areas of Strategic Opportunity Information gathered from community surveys and focus groups for the long-range strategic plan identified four areas of strategic opportunity for Howe Library. In designating these four areas it is recognized that while the library is active at some level in these areas now, they represent important opportunities for future growth.

Enhance and Expand Howe Library’s Role as a Community Gathering Place: Summer Sundays continue to be popular. These expanded hours were made possible by a generous gift from the estate of Leonard Morrissey, a former Howe Library Corporation board member and treasurer. An average of 300 people visit and an average of 372 items are borrowed each Sunday during the hours of 1:00–5:00 p.m. Howe Library offered nearly 150 adult programs in 2012-2013, including popular events on the White Mountains, the Arctic, New England stone walls, and local authors. Rapid Reviews: 30 Books in

30 Minutes, presented at Hanover Rotary, the Hanover Senior Center and at Howe, continue to be very well-attended. The “My Favorite Book” photo project was exhibited in Baker-Berry Library, Ledyard Bank and Howe’s Ledyard Gallery. Promote Howe Library as a Center for Young Readers and Life-long Learners: The Youth Services area had nearly 5,000 children and teens attend 417 programs offered in 2012-2013. The department expanded its services to elementary school children by visiting classes at the Ray School in June and reading stories at Dragonfly Summer Camp. Library programs for older children included After-

A Special Thank You to Howe’s Wonderful Volunteers


n FY 2013, 111 volunteers donated over 1,500 hours of service to the library. Howe volunteers do many invaluable jobs that help The Howe Library Corporation and Howe Library run smoothly. They serve on special committees, help at events, prepare mailings, and do essential tasks in the library. If you are interested in donating your time and expertise, please contact Heather Backman ( Liam Abbate Brooke Aiken Deb Ashton Sharry Baker Andrew Bernard Cyndy Bittinger Klarey Black Marjorie Boley Susan Bridge

Richard Brown Rebecca Brownell Sarah Buckey Bill Carter Ed Chamberlain Hongyu Chen Roger Clarkson Joan Collison Tasha Cordner

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Keri Craft Debby Cromwell Charlotte Danis Hannah Dell Juliette Dietz David DiFrancesco Pam Doenges John “Flying Squirrel” Douglas Karen Dubois

Nancy Dumont Patti Eckels Ellen Eliason Robert Eliason Edward Feustel Kathy Fox Joan Frankenstein Mitchell Ellen Frye Mariruth Galbraith Mia Gilardi-Dahlquist Sarah Gilson Sam Glueck Romaney Granizo-Mackenzie Margaret Grove Barbara Haak Rob Jenisch Mary Lynn Kerrigan

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School Adventures with Books, Lego Club, and a variety of special programs such as the Hampstead Stage Company and bookmaking. In October, there was standing room only when Paul Sunde, Director of Admissions at Dartmouth College, offered students advice on crafting a college essay. The “Pushing the Limits” grant enabled Howe Library to offer a program series intended to encourage adults to think about science via discussions of popular books and short films. Howe was one of 20 rural libraries nationwide selected to pilot this program, which is currently being expanded to another 75 locations.

James Kirkpatrick James Kirkpatrick, Jr. Jessica Lahey Mary Lamarca Toni LaMonica Fred Lee Patricia Lichvar Larry Litten Arlene Mahler Jake Malenka Susan Mansfield Jennifer Manwell Martha McLafferty Nancy Menton Kate Minshall Randy Mudge Culleen Murphy

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May saw the launch of the “Awesome Box”—a way for our patrons to share the books, DVDs, and CDs they particularly enjoy. Items returned to the box are given a “Howe Awesome” sticker and added to a list. The response to the Awesome Box has been very positive. Increase Public Awareness of Howe’s Services and Financial Structure: The third annual Howel Classic: A Mini-Golf Extravaganza was a spectacular success, netting $29,000 for The Howe Library Corporation. This is a 32% increase over FY12. The Communications Task Force was created in August 2012 as a way to

Wendy Murphy Deloris Netzband Robin Nuse Kate Oden Ann Osborn Patricia Parsons Adrienne Peraza Nancy Pessia Laura Poplack Marlis Powers Dory Psomas Terry Quattrone Bob Raiselis Kai Renshaw Quinn Renshaw Andrew Richman Kathy Robey

Bobbijo Roussel Michele Sacerdote Rick Sayles Sylvia Schlusselberg Hannah Schwartz Bob Scobie Nancy Shirreffs Margaret Smith Maribel Souther Gordon Spaeth Jack Spinella Carole Stashwick David Stebbins Jenni Stebbins Lily Stebbins Sam Stebbins Ty Stotland

encourage word-of-mouth marketing of library programs. Members share messages with the public-at-large and promote programs and services by wearing specially designed buttons. Explore the Role of Howe Library in Relationship to Other Libraries in the Region: Howe continued in its role as a technology leader by training four small New Hampshire libraries to join our automated system. The first of the four, Meriden Public Library, went live with the new system in December 2012, and the second, Piermont Public Library, went live in August 2013. We are pleased that we can share our expertise with our colleagues around the state.

Juliana Taube Jennifer Taxman Finley Thomas Peiper Thomas Suzanne Thompson Elizabeth Tobiasson Ben Wagner Shannon Walsh Tracy Walsh Christopher Wells Annette Williams Genevieve Williamson Rebecca Winter Reed Winter Mort Wise Nina Zanes

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Oh, Howe, I Love Thee

patrons Share what Howe Library Means to Them

Avenue to Learning We have been coming to the library since my daughter, Lily, was born over five years ago. We just love spending time at Howe— there’s the super-fun story time with Gary, the children’s section which usually has a toy or craft set-up on the table, and the patio where we can go to look for our family bricks. We have a lot of family connections to the library so we are always looking for our family name on plaques or in books that were given in honor or memory of someone. The word I think that best describes Howe Library to us is educational. In fact Lily says it’s where we go for education. For example, during a storm she asked, ‘Why is there thunder?’ So we said, ‘Let’s go to the library to research it.’ (She still believes you go to the library to answer any questions.) I helped her to type in a search in the library catalog. Gary helped her go around and find books, and then we sat around a table and read all about thunderstorms. When we got home she excitedly relayed her research to her Dad and her 3-year old sister, Lucy.

Noelle Winquist and Lily Hochreiter enjoy a summertime treat at the library.

Amy Hochreiter

The Fole

Library Reflects Community Commitment I first started coming to Howe when it was on Wheelock Street. My oldest daughter and her friend from school used to take books from shelves and read under the tables. It was their sanctuary. I can still picture them sitting there, enjoying their special ‘reading nook’, and not being dissuaded from doing so. Howe attracts people who recognize it as a source of information and community involvement. The staff is friendly, knowledgeable and attentive. They have a caring attitude for people who use the library which in turn develops a caring attitude by those people for the library. It’s a ‘handshake proposition’. Howe Library is a wonderful reflection of the Hanover community it serves, and the support it receives demonstrates the dedication of the town to the library. Martha Solow (Select Board Representative to Howe Library Board of Trustees, 1977-1980)

Patron Comments

Emily Duncan: Service over and above anything one would expect. That is Howe Library people. Thanks for doing this for me. And thanks for all you do to provide interesting programs for Hanover.

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Bev McKinley: Once again thank you so much for offering to support my project. With the donations from Howe Library my project is able to help homeless Veterans as well as Upper Valley homeless citizens.

Elizabeth Rudulph: I enjoy and rely on the Howe. Thanks for your efforts.

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A Community Gathering Place for the Digital age Howe Library meets the needs of everyone and you find a variety of people using a variety of resources. I was on the Board when we started computerization at Howe, and I was leery of the library losing its warmth and community feel, but that has not happened. Some patrons come in to read, others use the computers, people participate in the array of programs offered, and Appalachian Trail hikers are warmly welcomed. Howe Library hits a lot of the right notes with combining these things. A lot of the success of the library has to do with the staff. They are exceedingly well-trained and they are helpful. Howe encourages you to think laterally. You come in for one purpose—to get a book—and then you see videos, then a favorite book list, then a book group poster. The library invites one to think in other modes and be positively diverted.

Ann Crow (Member of Howe Library Board of Trustees 1992-1997, Chair 1995-1997)

A unique Volunteer Opportunity My parents took me to Howe Library before I was one, and I have been coming ever since. I love to visit on a Saturday and find a good thriller I can really get into. Then I’ll jump on the computer to get up-to-date with the latest news. There is a lot to do here. I’ve been involved with the Teen Advisory Board (TAB) for the last few years. As part of TAB you get lots of chances to help at the library. I’ve volunteered to help set-up The Howel Classic mini-golf event the last few years and this year I got to help produce a promotional video for the event. That was the most fun I’ve had at the library! Friends and I helped to film the Sunday event and then we spent time editing the material. I had gone to CATV video camp twice so it was great to have the chance to use my skills in a live setting.

Sam Stebbins and his family pose as part of the ‘My Favorite Book’ project.

Sam Stebbins

The Foley Family has fun in the sun.

Growing with the Howe Library My kids were the first ones from our family to use Howe Library. In fact, on the very day we moved into Hanover, they made their way over (aunt in tow) and proceeded to tell me what a wonderful gem they had found. From that point on they, and our family, were hooked. When the kids were younger, story times were a must. Now the school bus brings them directly to the library so they can do homework and research, have snacks, and check out books. The safety and security of the library means a lot to me. I feel comfortable that they are there in a comfortable and peaceful spot. I also use the library a lot for myself—taking out Books-to-Go Bags for my book club and downloading books. The library has grown with us, and I can see that continuing for a long time. Christine Foley

Find us On Twitter… Matt Cravens: Shout-out to @howelibrary! Phenomenal resources & activities, peaceful study spots. One of my favs next to Minneapolis downtown lib.

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Casa Adah: @howeawesome Secretariat by William Nack on ebook, and Peter the librarian who showed me how to borrow ebooks. Thanks @howelibrary

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Thank You…

for your ongoing and generous support The Howe Library Corporation is extremely grateful for the financial support received from many individuals, local businesses, and foundations. For fiscal year 2013 contributions to our Annual Fund exceeded a record $114,200 and an additional $35,600 was raised through The Howel Classic. Donations to The Corporation fund 25% of library operations and 100% of our programming. We appreciate your support of this treasured community resource. RARE BOOKS Charlotte Bernini Philip Bernini Mr. and Mrs. Daniel M. Ives Ellen Ives and Colleen Johnson Marge and Ward Ives Peter J. McLaughlin and Jane Kitchel McLaughlin Family Foundation Anne Wardwell Susan K. Williamson FIRST EDITIONS Mr. Robert Z. Aliber Barrette Family Fund of the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation The Chaimberg Family Jayne Costello Amy, Patrick, and Rowan Dunfey Norma Jean Guthrie Jericho Fund of the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation The Fannie M. Lienhard Foundation Sylvia and Harry Nelson Swogger Foundation Sheila H. Tanzer Coralea Wennberg Debra Williamson CLASSICS Mr. and Mrs. Brenton D. Anderson Jan and Gert Assmus Anne and Wood Bacon Jean K. Broehl

Rich and Lin Brown Susan N. Cohen Linda and Lawrence Dacey Brian and Marianne Doyle Dr. and Mrs. Clifton W. Farrell Norm Fridlund Vijay and Kirthi Govindarajan Hanover Garden Club Carey Heckman Nancy Canavan Heslop and John Heslop Betty Heston Kevin and Punam Keller Toni LaMonica and Larry Young Anne and Dana Low Ann and David Malenka


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Carolyn and Peter Mertz Marilyn M. Paganucci Anne Pearson Susan and Jay Pierson Laura Rice and Michael Wagner The Robb Family Linda and Rick Roesch Kevin and Suzanne Schon Foundation, Inc. Gary and Lynn Schwartz Anne Segal International Women’s Club of the Upper Valley Carole and Tad Stashwick Jim and Cindy Varnum Leslie and Doug Williamson

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Best Sellers Mary Allen Ronald Bean Marilyn Blight Ruth and Dick Blodgett Cheryl Boghosian and Neil Roth Ann D. Bressett Mr. and Mrs. Craig Cain Chris Brown and Jocelyn Chertoff Children’s Fund of the Upper Valley of the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation Cleveland H. Dodge Foundation, Inc. Ted and Ellen Conant Marilyn Crichlow Judith B. Csatari Mary S. Cunningham Robert and Mary Donin William and Barbara Doyle Karen Dubois and Kerry Smith Bruce and Emily Duncan Patricia Wood Eckels Emily Landecker Foundation, Inc. Joyce and Robert Fieldsteel Hal and Nancy Greeley Julia and Jim Healy James and Nancy Heffernan Romer and Deming Holleran Irene Hollister Jean and Bob Keene Erzo Luttmer and Ellen Meara Robert and Mado Macdonald Sally and Ralph Manuel Marlene McGonigle Leo McKenna Mark McLaughlin Jean A. Meck William and Margaret Montgomery Winifred W. Morrissey Albert and Margaret Mulley Win Piper Stuart and Nancy Pompian Patricia Renshaw Les and Diane Riman Jay and Colleen Rozzi Fred and Joan Rueckert Margaret T. Russell Rick and Jan Sayles Carol and Harold Sox William and Jennifer Thomas Clyde Watson and Denis Devlin

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Mary H. White Andrew and Rebecca Winter Book Worms Barbara and Tony Abbate Heywood and Bea Alexander Robert and Shirley Allen Ginia and Huntley Allison Peter and Judy Anderson Pat and Fred Appleton Ashton Family Ken Baker and Judith Reeve Lisa Baldez and John Carey James Barrett James and Mary Barry Bill and Fran Baschnagel James and Yolanda Baumgartner John and Virginia Bayliss Martha and Jim Beattie Laura and Mark Beliveau Arno A. Bellack Charlotte F. Belser Bernard Benn and Vivian Kogan Andrew Bernard and Corinne Fortune Ellen and Michael Bettmann Gabbie Black Carol and Danny Blanchflower Thomas Blinkhorn Gunnar Blix and Michele VanderHeyden Barbara Blough Richard Bower William and Susan Boyle Ann and David Bradley Betty Breunig Annette D. Brissenden Gary Brooks and Barbara Duncan Chip and Jennifer Brown Robert Bruce and Kathryn Stearns Tom and Ellen Brydges Jay and Sarah Buckey Joan Burchenal Patricia W. Burnham Nan and John Carroll Nancy and Bill Carter and Family Jennifer and Michael Casey Edwin Chamberlain Robert J. and Janice H. Chapman Steve Chapman and Cathy Shubkin Peter and Kathy Christie Richard and Ellen Clattenburg


Key to Giving Levels Thank you to all who donated to Howe Library during fiscal year 2012-2013. Many donations are not listed at the request of the donors. We apologize for any errors or omissions. Contact the library with corrections. This is a list of donations received by June 30, 2013. Donations received after June 30, 2013 are credited to fiscal year 2013—2014 and will be listed in next year’s report. Rare Books $2,500 + First Editions $1,000—$2,499 Classics $500—$999 Best Sellers $250— $499 Bookworms $100—$249 Community Bookshelf up to $99

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Thank You‌

for your ongoing and generous support

KNITTING IN THE CHILDREN’S GARDEN. William and Elizabeth Clendenning Meg Colton Russell and Marjorie Cook Sylvia L. Cook Alexandra Hickson Corwin Keri and Kinson Craft Joe and Carolyn Cravero Debby and Larry Cromwell Cronkite Family Elizabeth Crory Trudy Daley Jane Darrach Joseph and Elizabeth DeSimone Marisa and Julian Devlin Raymond C. Dickinson Rick and Marilyn Dickinson William P. Dietrich Norm and Pam Doenges Joan and Jim Doig Brian and Karyl Drew Dale and Christine Eickelman Heidi and Cameron Eldred Ellen and Robert Eliason Camilo and Jeanette Fadul David and Leslie Fall Kristi and Dana Fenner

Five-Colleges Book Sale Posey Fowler Bob and Kathy Fox James H. Mitchell and Joan Frankenstein Mitchell Harold and Frances Friedman Harold J. Frost Ms. Mariruth Galbraith Arthur Gardiner and Robin Nuse Bill and Kathy Geraghty Bill and Ridie Ghezzi John and Cally Gilbert Al Gillotti Ben and Sarah Gilson Paul W. Glover, Jr. Pat Glowa and Don Kollisch Peter and Melanie Golder Thomas and Margaret Greene Julia Griffin and John Steidl Barbara F. Hall Thomas and Barbara Hall Robert and Ann Hargraves Mike and Andrea Harris Alice and John Harrison Nick and Connie Harvey Jeff and Kathy Hastings

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Bill and Jill Hatch Elaine K. Hawthorne Ed and Carrie Hayman Fiona and John Heaney Jack Hemenway Grace Hill Shelley and John Hochreiter Sandra U. Hoeh Jeffrey L. Horrell Alan Horton Mr. and Mrs. Michael Horvath Christine and Chris Hoskin IBM Corporation Matching Grants Program Veronica Ingham and Rafael La Porta Susan and Mark Israel Sylvia and Robert Jaccaud Pat Jackson Nicholas and Judith Jacobs Jim and Ann James Margaret and Chris Jernstedt Glenn and Patricia Johnson Bob and Lynn Johnston Gerard and Emily Jones Kathy Jones and Don Perovich Richard Joseph and Maggie Kundtz Dorothy C. Judd Victor L. Kaplan Lucy R. Karl Mary Hart Keeley Ron and Carol Keenhold Charlie and Kristin Kehler Rev. Preston and Virginia Kelsey Pattrawadi and Francis Kennedy Bruce and Mary King Lindsey Klecan and Matt Slaughter Aggie and Tom Kurtz Elaine and Brian Lacy David and Nancy Lagomarsino Thomas M. Lanzetta Fred and Ruth Lappin

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William Laycock III and Kathryn Zug Mr. and Mrs. David Lent Dianne and Gary Levine Larry and Kay Litten Frank and Drewry Logan Joanna M. Long Louise and Daniel Longnecker Bruce Lorden Matthew and Sarah Lotterhand Allegra and Steve Lubrano Elsa M. Luker Linda MacKay Josette and Raymond Malley Katie and John Manchester Nancy and Steve Marion Matthew and Elizabeth Marshall Lu and Peter Martin Mary Masland Dr. and Mrs. Michael Mayor Ms. Betsy McClain and Chris Kennedy Kristine and Patrick McDevitt Barbara and Douglas McIIroy Martha McLafferty Gail and Mark McPeek Linda and Roger McWilliams Richard and Marie Miller Kim and Chris Milliman Nancy H. Mitchell June Morgan Jean and Ben Moss Randy and Bridget Mudge Jim and Wendy Murphy Betty S. Musser Lynne and Tom Naughton Deloris Netzband Christopher Nice and Susan Harper Tamara and Daniel Nixon Joyce and Walter Noll Richard and Sharon Nordgren Mary Ann and Gerald O’Connor Janice and Joe O’Donnell Karen and Kevin O’Leary Carol Olwert Theodore and Dorothy Osgood Penny Paquette Marcia and Jose Peraza Francie and Bob Prosser-Riessen Purcell Family Martina A. Quellmann

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Ramuntos Brick & Brew Pizzeria Eileen Rawnsley Mr. and Mrs. Walter Reeves Cynthia Richey Jennifer Rickards and Jona Roberts Mary Lougee Ripley Maureen and Greg Ripple Herb and Lois Roland Virginia and Ellis Rolett Marilyn Roos Louis and Carolyn Sapir Molly P. Scheu Jill and John Schiffman Sandra and Erland Schulson Schwab Charitable Fund Barrie and Pat Sellers Susan and Stephen Shadford James E. and Sonia Sheridan Woody and Debbie Simonds Madlyn R. Smith Margaret W. Smith Bob and Kathy Snyder Roger H. Soderberg Bengt and Ulla Sonnerup Barbara J. Spaid John Stahler Family Doug and Beth Staiger John P. Stearns Bruce and Betsy Stefany Peter Stern Jane and Joe Stevens Phillip and Mary Beth Stocken Edith and William Summers Betsy Sylvester Jennifer and Michael Taxman Kay Taylor and Wey Lundquist Louise Nunan Taylor Carolyn C. Tenney Vijay Thadani and Onita Connington The Paul and Suzanne Thompson Family Elizabeth and Wayne Tobiasson Brian and Sarah Tomlin John Trummel and Arifa Toor Stanley and Lee Udy Trumbull-Nelson Construction Co., Inc. Tim and Jodi van Leer Timothy and Susan Wagg Margery Walker Sharon and John Weaver


Gifts Were Received In Memory Of: Desmond and Marie Canavan Ingrid Elizabeth Chamberlain Phoebe Hickin Mary Ives Annie Sutphin Kuhl Lilla McLane-Bradley Jere Nelson Mary Rassias Stephen Silverman

Emily’s Legacy Society—2013 Frances V. Murray Virginia L. Webb To learn more about the Emily’s Legacy Society, contact the Development Office at: (603) 640-3260

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for your ongoing and generous support Susan Weeks M. Jane Welsh Huntley and Lynne Whitacre Jean and Brinton Whitall Sybil B. Williamson Tom and Joan Wilson Mort Wise Bruce and Mary Wood Stephen and Suzie Woods James and Susan Wright Dr. and Mrs. William Young Doris J. Zappala Community Bookshelf Carol Abbey and Tom Urgo Ann MacDonald Adams Patty Armstrong and Fred Perkins Peter Hoyle Armstrong Sharry Baker Jeanne and Perry Ball Bronwen and Bob Ballou

Ingrid and Ted Barrett Cynthia Barton Richard and Amelia Baughman MK Beach Jim and Jean Behnke John and Jessica Bell Dr. and Mrs. James L. Bernat Hank and Sophie Bernstein Joanne Bertozzi Vanilla Bing-Wolapaye and Momo Wolapaye Pietie and Dick Birnie Doris M. Bogen Marjorie Boley Ann C. Bracken Sargent Bradlee Jr. Margaret Bragg Jean and Bill Brown Virginia Cadbury Mary Ann and Len Cadwallader Audrey Cherin

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Nita and Mike Choukas Mary Churchill Dave and Ann Cioffi Cioffredi & Associates Cary and Christina Clark Monte and Pat Clinton Stacie Colwell and Rick Canning Laura E. Conkey Kate Connolly Christopher S. Connor Susan and Jonathan Crane Julie and Mike Cryans Mimi Curphy Susan M. Davidson Lynn Davies Helen and Gus DeMaggio Marylin and Bryant Denk John and Julie Dolan David Dostal Katie Eaton David and Emily Eckels Susan and Brian Edwards Judith Esmay and Robert Strauss Eric and Anne Evans Cal and Nicola Felicetti Katharine and Walter Fisher Joanne Foulk and Denis Kelemen Susan Frankenstein and Andy Tuthill Marcia and Peter Frederick Sharon A. Fromm Peter and Victoire Gardner Ardith and Stephen Garland Wayne Gersen and Gail Kuhl Leah Goat Dennis and Laura-Beth Goodman Alison and Sean Gorman Philip H. Greene Dr. and Mrs. Walter Griggs Susan Hanifin and Kevin Cotter Elaine G. Harp John H. Hatheway

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Pete and Ann Henderson Roland and Lynn Higgins Hilde’s Salon Vienna Dan and Deb Jantzen Margaret Johnson Jeannie McLane Jones J. R. and Carolyn Judson Tom Kearney and Rebecca Pschirrer Larry and Lorraine Kelly Sarah-Jane and Philip Kerr Hollie and William Ketterer Joan Kidder Diane Kittredge, M.D. and Alan Rozycki, M.D. Judy and Gene Kohn Susan Kopecek Suzanne Laaspere Sheryl Rubin Lerner Mary R. Lincoln Nina W. Lloyd Lisa Lopez Snyder James and Marjorie Matthews Margot McCaffrey John and Nina McCall Audrey McCollum Ann W. and Andrew H. McCulloch Martha McDaniel and Stephen Plume Emily M. Mead Finetta Veronica Mellish Don Mesec and Becky Rice Bill Mlacak and Joanna Whitcomb David and Shirley Montgomery Arthur and Mary Mudge Dr. Donald Neely Tony and Ann Neidecker Joann and Zygmon Onacki Donna Panella Patricia and David Parsons Joe and Maryam Paydarfar Barbara and Henry Payson Alyssa and Michael Pearl Laurent and Irina Perreard Lorraine and Elmer Pfefferkorn Vincent and Joan Piccolo Melanie Podolec Mrs. Terry Quattrone Peter B. Rankin Brian Reid and Sally Hair Stephanie Reininger

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Jim and Heidi Reynolds Margaret P. Robinson Shirley H. Robinson Daniel and Ellen Rockmore Bruce and Michele Sacerdote Cathleen Scanlan The Schembri Family Ken and Liese Shewmaker Kay and Peter Shumway Iain S. and Caroline Sim Clay Simpson Barbara G. Smith Steven Smith John and Mary Snell Lisa Lopez Snyder Michael Stafford Marjorie Storrs Pegge Strickler Barbara and Malcolm Swenson Ruth E. Sylvester Dr. Barbara R. Taylor Buddy and Kirsten Teevens Ann and Dennis Thron Thomas and Pamelia Tisza Anne Roppy Turtle Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Velez Mia Vogt Elizabeth Walk Tracy and Rob Walsh Robert and India Weatherill Shirley J. White Kathleen Whitmore Whitney and Priscilla Williams Genevieve Williamson Karen B. Williamson Martin and Yolanda Witschi Jane Womack Jim and Betsy Wooster Ken and Judy Yalowitz Arthur and Jeanne Young Ruth and Paul Young Winnifred Zappala Jincheng Zhang and Yihong Cai

Appalachian Trail Hikers’ Gratitude Ms. White: I have been traveling and away from Hanover for a long time now, though I hope to get back soon. Just wanted to tell you that in recent weeks I’ve met hundreds of men and women who have passed through town while hiking in both directions. Without exception, they all talked about what a great time they had there, and also how well received they were in the library. Just wanted to take a moment and thank you and your people for everything you’ve done and continue to do. You may never hear it said out loud or face-to-face, but your kindness and hospitality has been noted more than you can imagine. I don’t quote the Bible much anymore, for any number of reasons, but please have a look at Hebrews 13:2 and share it with your staff…this year you guys have been absolutely great!! Best wishes, Jack Tarlin, Gorham, NH Do not forget to entertain strangers, for by so doing some people have entertained angels without knowing it. —Hebrews 13:2

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The Howel Classic 2013


any thanks go to the individuals, families, and businesses of the Upper Valley who came together to support the 2013 Howel Classic Mini-Golf Extravaganza. The weekend was quite a success, with over 400 people attending and the library raising $35,600—26% more than the previous year. One mother relayed, “My daughter is already doing the 365 day countdown to the next Howel Classic!” Join us March 22-23, 2014 for the 4th Annual Howel Classic mini-golf weekend.

A special thank you to our generous corporate sponsors RARE BOOKS The Jack and Dorothy Byrne Foundation Dartmouth Coach Mascoma Savings Bank FIRST EDITIONS Chicago-Soft, Ltd. Gateway Motors, Inc. & White River Car Wash JMH Wealth Management Lake Sunapee Bank Merrill Lynch BEST SELLERS Bella Clothing & Shoes Cabinetry Concepts & Surface Solutions Charter Trust Company Chippers Computac DEW Construction Corp Estes & Gallup Hypertherm Ledyard National Bank Lyme Road Dental, PLLC RiverRun Medical Offices Roger Clarkson Realtors Dr. Thomas Schell & Dr. Patrick Noble, PLLC Von Bargen’s Jewelry Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC Wheelock Terrace

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The Howe Library Corporation 2013 Annual Report